When someone is knowledgeable, it doesn't always mean that the person is smart. This goes down to the way the possessed knowledge is put into good use.
If the person knows a lot of things, but cannot relate the knowledge properly to solve real-life problems, that knowledge is useless.
In other words, It is not enough to simply know things, because one must also be able to use that knowledge effectively. And this also applies to AI.
OpenAI has a number of AI products, including its world-famous ChatGPT, and that its generative AIs have been devouring data from the internet and other datasets.
But to transform ChatGPT from an ANI to AGI requires more than just data.
Altman has become one of the most visionary CEO in the AI field, and he has been sharing his opinions regarding the potential AI-powered future.
His thoughts came following ChatGPT's hype, and how the public was wowed by it.
The technology allows things that are otherwise difficult, or impossible, up to the point that it can replace some jobs.
Technologies like ChatGPT allow companies and organizations to do the same work, but with less money.
The gap between what a human can do and what ChatGPT is capable of is narrowing.
But to advance further and become smarter, ChatGPT should be able to reason.
According to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, that way can make machines achieve multifaceted intelligence that defines the human intellect.
This statement from Altman doesn't just suggest a technical shift, but according to him, AGI is when an AI's thought and how it processes information mirrors human logic and intuition.
Altman defines AGI as "a system that can generalize across many domains that would be equivalent to human work."
Achieving this state has become OpenAI’s priority to the point that it even changed its vision and ethical principles to fit this endeavor.
Since 2018, OpenAI has been trying to develop not just AI products, but also advancing the technology to achieve AGI.
The term was once something that came out of a dream. But since ChatGPT shows generative AI's intuitive understanding, abstraction and opinion-forming, that dream may soon become a reality.
For all this time, humanity thinks that no intelligence can be present without consciousness, and that machines can never be sentient.
And technologies like ChatGPT have raised profound philosophical questions, that may be able to debunk the myths.
"I think AGI will be the best tool humanity has yet created. With it, we will be able to solve all sorts of problems. We'll be able to express ourselves in new creative ways."